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Governor Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson announce multi-state lawsuit against Trump Administration immigration policies

AG Ferguson explained that his office began investigating and preparing the lawsuit last month, when the “zero-tolerance” immigration policies were announced, but that the recent...Read More

Sen. Rolfes: Supreme Court online sales tax ruling likely to require “follow-up legislation” in 2019

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to collect sales taxes from online retailers even if the businesses do...Read More

Insurance Commissioner provides update on current work, future priorities

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) hosted its Health Policy Round Table yesterday, where it outlined its current work and its legislative priorities for...Read More

Sen. Nelson: Family separations “run counter to who we are as human beings”

In a letter to Washington's Congressional delegation, Senator Sharon Nelson called for immediate action to reunite children separated from their families by the Trump Administration....Read More

Seattle City Council passes Mayor Durkan’s shelter and bridge housing plan

On Monday the Seattle City Council unanimously approved Mayor Jenny Durkan’s legislation to increase bridge housing and shelter options to shelter over 500 more per...Read More

Washington Democrats hold annual convention to approve 2018 platform

Highlights of the platform include new proposals for housing justice, reducing gun violence, open and transparent elections, and calls to end family separation at the...Read More

Tariffs pose serious threat to Washington trade

Washington State has a lot to lose in the recent rounds of trade wars instigated by the federal government.  The tariffs announced last month against...Read More

A recap of US Senate candidate statement videos

TVW published their “Video Voters’ Guide” over the weekend, featuring candidate statements for those vying for Maria Cantwell’s U.S. Senate seat as well as the...Read More

Jim Boldt on homelessness in Washington: Homeless McCleary?

Jim Boldt wrote the following commentary on the state's role in providing funding to address homelessness. ...Read More

CA is considering a bill on childhood mental health services, WA state legislators have noticed

A bill to increase access to early childhood mental health services passed unanimously out of the California Senate Education and Human Services Committee on Wednesday...Read More